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Are American English different from British and which are the best in the learning

Smile Are American English different from British and which are the best in the learning

Dec 5, 2012 9:14 PM
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Yeah it's different, and I like tossing in there that Scottish-English can be different too :D hehe. Even though I live in Britain I'm more used to writing in American English spelling at times, mostly because I've made more American friends over the years and too used to it! But I think it's an advantage, you can focus on one and pick up the differences in spelling and pronounciation of the other later on.

February 23, 2013

All what i have is that bothe American and British English vary from each other in the vowels they use ! besides to the /r/ sound that is not uttered in british ennglish when it occurs at the end of the word but not before a vowel. 
For instance: American E says : Father while British E omit the /r/ and produce : Fatha...
PS. the use of vowels such as the word (Here).
American :/hir/ this is how it is transcribed phonetically indicating the use of the long vowel, whereas British uses Two movements from one vowel to another "diphthong"

from /i/ to /ə/: << hiə>> notice at the same time how /r/ doesnt occur...
I wish i helped with this ! 

January 27, 2013

About two-thirds of the world's native English speakers are American. There are far more school and employment opportunities in USA compared to UK. There is more mass media (movies, writing, etc) from USA than UK. Aside from India, more English speakers around the world learn and understand the American accent over the popular British ones.


For all these reasons, I would suggest that any ESL student choose American English, unless they know specifically that they will be going to the UK or have some personal reason for that choice.

December 11, 2012

Modern British English is not the original English: American English is. This can be seen from the form of words such as "butter" or "hard" -- in both cases, Americans pronounce the "r", whereas UK speakers do not, i.e. American English is more true to the origins of these words. American English can be thought of the British English from 350 years ago, before the prestige RP (received pronunciation) English came into force.


December 11, 2012

british english is the original english but after the Americans got their independence they changed many spellings according to the way they r pronunced n they have a different accent also.


but it doesn't matter much even if u use half American english words n half british then also its fine as both r equally acceptable in todays world...Smile

December 6, 2012
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